2015 CTLT Winter Institute

New Faculty Mid-Year Check-in

Facilitator: Simon Bates
December 7, 2015
8:30 am – 11:00 am
IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B)

As a follow-up to the New Faculty and Staff Orientation and the Orientation to Teaching this summer, new faculty are invited to a mid-year check-in with Simon Bates, Senior Advisor, Teaching and Learning and Academic Director at CTLT, and with CTLT educational consultant staff.
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Open for Learning: Exploring the Possibilities for your Classroom

Facilitators: Erin Fields, Christina Hendricks, Cindy Underhill and Lucas Wright
December 7, 2015
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

Open practices are enabling faculty, staff and students to open their classrooms, incorporate new resources and perspectives in their learning environments and contribute to their students’ learning beyond the classroom.
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Maximizing Your Effectiveness in Difficult Conversations for Student Learning and Well-Being

Facilitators: Donna Lester-Smith, Patty Hambler and Hanae Tsukada
December 7, 2015
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

Have you wondered what to say in those split-second awkward moments in the classroom? — When you’ve witnessed something disconcerting about racism, homophobia, or another conflicting bias? This workshop invites faculty, instructors, and TAs to discuss difficult classroom situations, their responsibilities, and possible strategies to respond.
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Improving Your Presentation Skills

Facilitator: Jens Vent-Schmidt
December 8, 2015
9:00 am – 10:30 am
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

This workshop is designed for participants who expect to present their research in a podium presentation, are preparing to defend a thesis or dissertation, or are taking part in job interviews. Participants will be able to increase their confidence through discussing common fears and challenges with public speaking and testing strategies to overcome nervousness.
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Taking Classroom Climate Online

Facilitator: Amy Perreault
December 9, 2015
9:30 am – 11:30 am
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

A faculty roundtable and discussion on how to address issues of identity in online and blended learning environments, considerations of place and location when using digital technologies, and articulating cyberspace in the context of Indigenous studies.
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Fostering Student Wellbeing in the Learning Environment: You Have a Vital Role to Play

Facilitators: Patty Hambler and Karen M Smith
December 10, 2015
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In this dynamic and participant-driven session, faculty members and TAs will have the opportunity to reflect on teaching practices and interventions to support student wellbeing in the classroom. Participants will learn about two innovative UBC Vancouver projects and explore application of relevant theory and practice advocated in How Learning Works.
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Tipping Points: Integrating Community-Identified Issues with Student Learning using Flexible Approaches

Facilitators: Guopeng Fu, Eduardo Jovel, Kyle Nelson, Andrew Riseman and Will Valley
December 10, 2015
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

This session will describe how we integrate flexible approaches to support student learning in a community setting. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of community partners, students, teaching assistants and instructors as they reflect on the benefits and challenges of being involved in the Land, Food and Community series.
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Course Design Intensive (CDI)

Facilitators: Jessica Earle-Meadows and Erin Yun
December 11, 14, 16, 2015
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar (Room 2.22 A/B)

The CDI is a 3-day workshop in which participants work, individually and collaboratively, to design or re-design a course they are (or will be) teaching. Throughout the workshop, participants will acquire a broadened understanding of course design concepts, and will gain skills and tools they can apply to their own course.
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